Bright Wings Over a Bent World

Cruciform Comfort in Second Corinthians

Power in weakness. Strength through surrender. Comfort in suffering. This is the paradoxical nature of the Christian life.

And it's what 2 Corinthians is about. It’s largely what the Christian life is about: We find strength, love and joy in ways that we wouldn’t expect. We find them, not when trying to locate them within ourselves, but when we come to the end of ourselves.

Join us this spring for our new sermon series, Bright Wings Over a Bent World. We’ll be exploring this important letter together, and through it, resting in God's comfort and sufficiency. Watch/listen to sermons below.

Sundays, 10 a.m. | February 11 - May 27 | 1601 West Drake (map)

Series Guide + Lenten Devotional (PDF)


Why Lent?

It's about Preparing to Celebrate an Empty Tomb

It’s easy to think of Lent—the season of fasting and contemplation beginning roughly 40 days before Easter—as a season of harsh, self-willed asceticism. Instead, we can think of it as simply a way to make (more) room for what’s ultimately satisfying. Lent, through its practices of restraint and simplicity, prepares our hearts to rejoice in the abundance and freedom purchased by our resurrected Savior.

Fasting

Prescribed by Jesus and a central discipline of the Christian faith, fasting is one way we learn to share in Christ’s sufferings. Consider what God would have you give to him over the next seven weeks. But don’t stop there. Don’t simply give up something. Get something in its place. Stretch your prayer muscles. Learn to meditate on the wonders of our God. Be still.

Guidebook + Lenten Devotional

This resource will help you dive deeper into our 2 Corinthians sermon series, while also helping you to make room for Jesus during the season of Lent through weekly Scripture readings and daily devotionals for Holy Week. Grab a copy at the Resources area in the Lobby or download the PDF by clicking the button below.

Series Guide + Lenten Devotional (PDF)

"Thorns and Weakness, Grace and Power" – 2 Corinthians 11:16-12:10

Speaker: Perry Paulding  Date: May 20, 2018

Tough conditions produce the best faith.

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"Power Battles" – 2 Corinthians 10:1-11:15

Speaker: Nathan Hrouda  Date: May 13, 2018

Leadership is stewardship.

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"Ready, Willing, Cheerful" - 2 Corinthians 9:1-15

Speaker: Nathan Hrouda  Date: May 06, 2018

The gospel changes us from takers to givers.

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"This Act of Grace" - 2 Corinthians 8:1-24

Speaker: Perry Paulding  Date: Apr 29, 2018

Giving is evidence of God's extravagant grace at work in you.

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"Repentance and Restoration" – 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

Speaker: Aaron Ritter   Date: Apr 22, 2018

Broken relationships in this life are a symptom of our broken relationship with God.

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"Unequally Yoked" – 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1

Speaker: Travis Swan  Date: Apr 15, 2018

We have been made holy in order to be holy.

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“Open Wide Your Hearts” – 2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Speaker: John Meyer  Date: Apr 08, 2018

To experience God, you have to have your heart wide open.

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"The Great Exchange" - 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Speaker: Perry Paulding  Date: Apr 01, 2018

Exchanging my sin for Jesus's righteousness is the summit of all blessing.

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"Tent Life" – 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

Speaker: Nathan Hrouda  Date: Mar 25, 2018

Jesus didn't come to give you a better tent, but the title-deed of a mansion in his kingdom.

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"God Has Made Us Sufficient" – 2 Corinthians 3:1-18

Speaker: Aaron Ritter   Date: Mar 11, 2018

Don't hide behind your weaknesses.

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"The Aroma of Christ" – 2 Corinthians 2:12-17

Speaker: John Larsen  Date: Mar 04, 2018

If you're being led in weakness now, one day you'll be led in victory.

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"Promises, Promises..." – 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11

Speaker: Perry Paulding  Date: Feb 25, 2018

Jesus's very name is Faithful and True.

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"God of All Comfort" - 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

Speaker: Nathan Hrouda  Date: Feb 18, 2018

God comforts us so that we can comfort others.

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"A Complicated Relationship" – 2 Corinthians 1:1-2

Speaker: Aaron Ritter   Date: Feb 11, 2018

We are all Corinthians.

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